Breaking News – Breaking Dawn will be 2 films

Here is the latest from summit:

Summit Entertainment confirmed today that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner along with Billy Burke as Charlie Swan as well as returning members of the Cullen Family including Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett.

The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing. The TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will start production in the Fall.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Below you will find a fun little Breaking Dawn fan-made trailer to get you thinking about the last (?) two films:

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2 Responses

  1. Agh. I was afraid this was going to happen … I have been in the “one movie” camp for a long time. I hope they can pull off two good movies, because I have major doubts — based on my feelings on the books, not on Summit (so far, I’ve been pretty happy with all the movies). I just think there’s so much in BD that could be cut down or chopped out … I just don’t see how it can make two compelling movies.

    And honestly, wouldn’t one GOOD movie be better than two okay movies?

    Oh well, I guess we’ll see how it turns out … that’s my jaded two cents, anyway.

    • >And honestly, wouldn’t one GOOD movie be better >than two okay movies?

      This is exactly my feeling, too.

      So much of BD is internal and will be hard to bring to the screen. Sure, it’s 800 pages, but not all 800 pages are going to translate well.

      In order to make it work as 2 movies, there’s going to have to be changes to the book. Probably even more changes then there have been in the other three movies.

      I’m trying to imagine how to fill 4 hours of BD on screen. The first movie will be… the wedding and honeymoon – which will be fade-to-black because it’s PG-13. Bella finds out she’s pregnant. Edward goes catatonic. Jake, Leah, and Seth come to the Cullens. Jake is all angsty. Leah and Seth wander around as wolves. And Bella pines away on the sofa. That’s exciting. The last 15 minutes will be the birth scene, somehow kept to PG-13.

      The second movie: Bella wakes up as a vampire. Her first hunt. She doesn’t kill humans. (that could make for a suspenseful scene, at least) She doesn’t attack Jake for imprinting. Blah blah blah. More fade-to-black PG-13 vampire lovin’ scenes. Oh! The Volturi are coming! But nothing happens. It’s all a lot of talk. We’ll get to see some pretty special effects for visualizing Bella’s shield I bet. The best part of the 2nd movie will be meeting all the other vampires.

      And for the love of all that’s holy, PLEASE don’t make BD 3D. We really don’t need blood squirting out at us during the birth scene. Really.

      Yes, I’m trying to get all the negativity out of my system NOW so that once filming starts and we get more details, I can be more open-minded.

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